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How does a little acorn grow into a mighty oak tree? Read Little Acorn by Melanie Joyce to find out. Then, print these Little Acorn book activities to extend the fun!
As you begin preparing your fall preschool themes, be sure to make room to read Little Acorn by Melanie Joyce. Kids will love following a cute little acorn as he drops from an oak tree, gets buried by a squirrel, and then sprouts into a mighty oak.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the story, and then discover some fun activities you can do with your preschoolers.
Add this free fall printable to your preschool activity list. Kids will love using the activity pages to complete mazes, paint a tree, practice writing, and more.
Little Acorn Book
Today is the first day of fall. Are you planning some fun autumn themes over the next few weeks? If so, be sure to check out Little Acorn by Melanie Joyce. The cute rhyming story and vibrant illustrations are sure to capture your preschooler from cover to cover!
After reading the story to your preschoolers, try out some of the fun hands-on activities and printables I’ve shared below.
After reading this story with your preschoolers, serve up some tasty acorn cookies. These Nutter Butter acorn cookies are a breeze to make, and they’re so yummy.
Go on a nature walk to collect acorns. Add them to your nature center. Or, use a hand lens to explore them close up. Pay attention to the detail on the cap. Split one open to find the seed inside.
Pretend to be the acorn in this story. Sway in the wind. Drop to the ground. Hunch over like a buried acorn. Slowly stretch all the way to the sky.
Use some of the acorns to do a fun process-art project. Line a tray or box with art paper. Squeeze a little bit of paint in the bottom of the box. Drop in a few acorns and shake. Continue shaking and tilting the box to see the acorn roll through the paint and make a fun design.
BOOKS ABOUT ACORNS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool acorn books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Little Acorn – This beautifully illustrated story will delight children and parents alike, and also offers a perfect introduction to the life cycle of trees.
Because of an Acorn – Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.
Acorn to Oak Tree – This book takes readers step by step through the life cycle of this stunning addition to our landscape.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRINTABLE?
Your students will enjoy these fun learning activities. In this free printable pack, you will find the following activities:
• Maze: Trace the line to help the squirrel find the acorn.
• Trace the Lines: Kids can trace the lines from left to right. This is a great fine motor activity and perfect for prewriting practice.
• Count the Acorns: Identify the number at the beginning of each row and color that many acorns.
• Make an Oak Tree: Color the oak tree. Use finger paint or stamp pads to create fingerprint acorns on the tree.
• Writing: Color the picture in each row, and then trace the word.
• Coloring Page: Color the acorn picture, and trace the word.
• Handwriting: Trace the letters A and a, and trace the sentence at the bottom of the page.
• Scissor Practice: Color the picture of the acorn. Then, cut it out on the dashed line.
Round Out YourUnit with These Activities
This set of ten wooden acorns is the perfect toy to expand your child’s imagination. They are the perfect addition to any play setting. Add them to your sensory bins, kitchens or loose part play. The play opportunities are truly endless!
Nature is the greatest teacher and offers up the best materials to play with. This nature table loose parts set contains a great variety of nature pieces that kiddos will love to explore. Especially great for a classroom as it contains all the basics.
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